After installing upgraded turbochargers from www.timsturbos.com, we're back on the chassis dynamometer to retune for the new power.
The car currently holds a SCTA Record at Bonneville for Altered Coupes running 500" or greater, forced induction engines: 241mph. It only needs another 5mph to qualify for entry into the 200mph Club at Bonneville, which is a difficult accomplishment.
Thus, We added exactly 100hp and 100 ft-lbs of torque to the wheels, this time carrying it all the way to 7000RPM.
This is a 515 cubic inch Merlin Big Block chevy. Megasquirt EFI with 150lb/hr injectors, a pair of modified GT38 turbochargers, external wastegates, custom air-to-water Intercooler.
This car is built for landspeed racing.
Drag Week Casualty
Jeff McConnel's 700hp naturally aspirated small-block chevy Malibu. No Nitrous, turbo, or Supercharger. This car has completed 1200+ mile
street drives on pump gasoline and is capable of 9.9 sec quarter mile ETs.
Upgrade Complete. 2366 Horsepower Dyno Pull
We recently completed the upgrade on Al's Engine from the previous F2
ProCharger, to an F-R-139 and changed the EFI system, to a more advanced
and user-friendly Big Stuff 3 System.
Special thanks to Patrick Barnhill of PTP for always going above and
beyond. We are ever grateful for you tuning expertise and willingness to
help in our Big Stuff 3 endeavors.
Also a very special thanks to Mr. Al Fink, we look forward to hearing your
racing stories with this beast.
Studebaker US6 "Frozen In Time" (Engine Overhaul)
In the summer of 2009 this 1945 Studebaker US6 with its Hercules JXD engine
was brought back to life and driven 75 miles back to civilization after
being abandoned in the remote Alaskan wilderness and "frozen in time" for
two decades. Now in June 2013 the old war horse is getting some much
needed TLC and a new lease on life. This truck was built on May 23, 1945.